As far as I was concerned, the phrase 'gay demon' was a reference to Russell Tovey playing a Werewolf in Being Human.

According to the Daily Star, the co-pilot who caused the Germanwings plane crash killing all passengers and crew was "haunted by secret gay demons".

Twitter's response to the headlines have been positively demonic. "Gay Demons give you the willies" tweeted @ColinA2911; "I have gay demons. Constantly telling me how bad my outfit is" tweeted @danthompson78; "Phew. So it's only depressed people confused about their sexuality that are dangerous. That's a relief then!" tweeted @iainlee

No doubt Stonewall will be setting up a Gay Demons helpline in the coming days. 
After signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Republican Governer Mike Pence says “many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”

So why has Miley Cyrus come in like a wrecking ball to call him "an asshole" on her instagram account?

After the federal courts over-turning of Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage last year, this brand-new law for Indiana could allow business owners (such as bakers, florists and photographers) the opportunity to object to participating in same-sex weddings.

The bill states: a state or local government action may not substantially burden a person's right to the exercise of religion.

An Indiana business owner called 100.9FM to declare his excitement at no longer having to blame "a mechanical failure in the kitchen in order to refuse service to a gay couple." Full audio of his interview can be heard here:

George Takei, in Elton John stle, has called for a boycott of Indiana. This has already been supported by a number of companies and organisations, including and San Francisco's Mayor Edwin M Lee:
Effective immediately, I am directing City Departments under my authority to bar any publicly-funded City employee travel to the State of Indiana that is not absolutely essential to public health and safety. San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the State of Indiana.
So Miley is absolutely right - or as Dan Savage puts it "Shitty governor makes shitty state even shittier by signing shitty legislation."

Will & Grace star Sean Hayes and husband, Scott Icenogle, have been lip-synching for their newly-wedded lives. The couple, who married in November 2014, shared a home-video on Facebook of themselves performing Iggy Azeala and Jennifer Hudson's 'Trouble'.

So, there's this.
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It doesn't take a Kardashian to break the internet - not when J K Rowling is throwing shade at a Potter fan.
The Harry Potter author was responding to a tweet which read "Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way."

"thank you for saying that... For being a force toward awareness & acceptance." tweeted @cyleeruse; "As far as I am concerned, you have won the internet today @jk_rowling x" tweeted @azdog28; and "Schooling the Muggles." tweeted @eshap.

In 2007, during a question-and-answer session at New York's Carnegie Hall, Rowling announced Dumbledore was gay. In 2014, the above image was tweeted by Rowling to @superheroskye in response to her question "do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club".
In the opening paragraph of the antepenultimate chapter of Andrew Holleran's The Beauty of Men, he writes:
Children, Lark thinks when he finally gets up before dawn, and walk out to get the newspaper on the dirt road behind the house, are what give meaning to most people's lives: the creation of the next generation. 
This paragraph is read in the same week that Dolce and Gabbana have been criticised for saying "We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one" - a statement which has received heightened publicity from Elton John's proposed boycott of the fashion designers.

But the statement from Dolce and Gabbana is certainly a contrast from what the fashionistas had said years previous, something which the Daily Mail were quick to spot:
Mr Gabbana told an Italian newspaper in 2006, shortly after he split up with Domenico Dolce: 'My dream is to have a baby, not to adopt one because I am not up to it and I don't feel strong enough.  
'I want my own child, a biological child, the fruit of my sperm, conceived through artificial insemination because it wouldn't make sense for me to make love to a woman I don't love.  
'A week ago I asked a dear friend of mine, who is twelve years younger than me, if she would help. I asked her, "Would you like to be the mother of my child?" She was left a bit shocked and the following day telephoned and said she was still shocked, but thought it was a great idea.'
In fact, in 2005 the pair posed for Vanity Fair surrounded by children under the headline 'The desire to have Children'.

Dolce and Gabanna's conflict with their own attitude towards having children is one which has played out publicly over a number of years. Something which Patrick Strudwick, LGBT editor of BuzzFeed, would call the "internalised homophobia of gay people".

But this debate is not one which is exclusively internalised within the gay community. 

Jesse Green (who lives with his partner of twenty years, with their two children now at college) told New York Magazine that "as good a job as you do, the outside world has a way of impinging on you."

Impingements such as Charles Moore's suggestion that "in the headlong rush for 'rights’, children are an afterthought." 

"We really, really wanted kids. We really had thought it through financially, emotionally, relationship-wise. We didn’t just accidentally get pregnant and decide that now we need to make this work," Neil Patrick Harris told Oprah. "These kids come into our world with nothing but love."

In England, 68,840 children were in the care of local authorities on 31st March 2014. The children of the next generation should all be entitled to come into the world with "nothing but love" - whether that be with a 'traditional family' or not. 
On Friday 20 March, I made a trip to BFI Flare for the first time to see I Am Michael - a film about Michael Glatze, a pioneering gay rights activist who later denounced his homosexuality.
I've been devouring content ever since. Content such as Benoit Denizet-Lewis' New York Times article 'My Ex Gay Friend', where a particular paragraph stood out: 
I told Michael about a recent conversation I had with our former boss at XY, Peter Ian Cummings, who surprised me by wondering aloud if Michael was ever truly gay. “In retrospect, more than you or me or anyone else who worked at the magazine, his sexuality almost felt more theoretical than real to me,” Peter told me. “At a very young age, he had all these very well thought out theories about identity and sexuality. Maybe this gay or queer identity that fascinated him, and that he had taken on, wasn’t really true for him. It doesn’t explain why he says such ridiculous things about gay people now, but maybe, just maybe, he’s not in denial about his own sexuality.”
It's interesting that Michael Glatze's former boss acknowledges Michael's transition in this way. The film certainly plays out Glatze's ongoing voracious personality trait, in both his homosexual and heterosexual lifestyles, but only portrays Glatze's theoretical hunger as he develops religious beliefs.

Crispy Sharp Film, a UK Film Blog, wrote in his review of the film "it would have been infinitely most interesting and insightful if presented as a documentary with the (still living and public) Michael Glatze himself, as well as friends, family and other commentators from both ‘sides’ of the issue."

The Independent made a similar observation in their review: "Where the film is most interesting, however, is in its documentary value." finding Openly Jake's interview with Michael Glatze, following their viewing of the film, was just the sort of thing I was looking for as it gave me a conclusion and resolution that the film hadn't quite done.

In the video, the real Michael Glatze (as opposed to the James Franco Michael Glatze) talks about a catharsism he has experienced whilst supporting the development of the film ("an incredible healing process").

Most importantly of all, he reflects on his voraciousness and actively discourages being "very quick to react and then put a very strong viewpoint out there."

"Be very slow, and very deliberate, and very patient. And just be very careful."
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